Angèle Regnier

CCO Founder, National Leadership
angele.regnier@cco.ca
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For a short biography of Angèle on the Founders Page, click HERE.

For information on how you can book Angèle as a speaker, email hq@cco.ca

To find out more about having her give an Encounter Parish Retreat, click HERE.

We have five children. Mylène, our eldest, married Marc Moreau July, 2013. Marc is the youth ministry co-ordinator at Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Ottawa. Our boys, Joel and Caleb, are great guys but they are really quite ridiculous and loud. And, we can’t imagine what our family life would be without our little girls, Natalie and Janna, who have brought so much love and joy into our home.

I grew up in a strong Christian home, and never rebelled from the faith I was raised in. However, I did not experience God’s personal love for me until I went to a youth conference in Grade 12. I grew in my relationship with God and in my witness of my faith when I went to university. I had the privilege of being an active leader in interdenominational evangelical ministries such as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade for Christ. Through their formation and mission opportunities, my passion to serve the spreading of the Gospel was inflamed. I grew in my conviction that university students were strategic for raising up leaders for the Church.

I met André at a Campus Crusade for Christ conference; we shared a heart for campus evangelization. Soon afterwards we started dating, dreamed with Fr. Clair Watrin what a Catholic campus outreach could look like, got engaged, I became Catholic, we got married, and CCO began. TEN months start to finish. A little crazy for sure, but very anointed.

Together, André and I are the co-founders of CCO – I am Vice-President of Programming and Personnel. I have had the responsibility of overseeing the development of our faith studies. It is an incredible honour to hear that they are helpful in equipping students (and well, anyone) to communicate the beautiful message of the kerygma*  and helping others grow in their faith. It makes me so happy. I love knowing that anyone can lead Discovery. The leader guide and the online interactive training on leadingdiscovery.ca has been designed to make it as transferable as possible, so that anyone can do it.

A particular joy for me in our materials has been the translation element. I have such a heart to assist in Christ’s mission of bringing the message of salvation to all the earth. I really want to help Jesus accomplish this. I get very excited about working on translation projects and the prospect of whom they might equip to spread the gospel. Obviously, we’ve translated our materials into French (mais oui!), but we have also translated our evangelistic tools –  the Ultimate Relationship and Discovery – into a variety of languages through the work of volunteers who share our heart for evangelization. These languages include: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Arabic. I have others on the go, naturally. As Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations….”

I have grown as a Catholic, obviously, since I joined the Church a month before CCO began. I have learned so much about what the Church teaches, especially in regard to a life of holiness, morality, the call to evangelization. and the role of the laity. Perhaps what I treasure most is learning that I can have a living relationship with the Saints. Just ask me about my favourites – (How much time do you have?…)

ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS

We ask you to pray for us, that we will always and daily be protected from sin, error, and pride; that we would go, do, and say as God directs.

*Kerygma is a Greek word meaning ‘proclamation’, usually referring to the core Gospel teachings

 

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